Friday, February 25, 2011

The Little Black Dress:Vintage Treasures

"An essential piece of clothing in a woman's closet, the little black dress has maintained its popularity thought all trends because it is always the "right" thing to wear. It is a timeless classic and all great designers have created their own variation. Didier Ludot owns the most famous vintage clothing store in Paris, the fashion capital of the world. The store, La Petit Robe Noire, is housed in the prestigious Palais Royal, just steps away from the Louvre. Ludot has meticulously built and maintained a collection of black dresses, which features designs by Chanel, Balmain, Balenciaga, and Gaultier, among others. Photographs of these dresses are juxtaposed with archive photos of Romy Schneider, Catherine Deneuve, Jeanne Moreau, Sofia Loren, Edith Piaf, Paloma Picasso, Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor - all in their black dress finest. Ludot's collection is a delightful tour of the black dress from yesterday to today."

I want to go there and try all the LBDs  in that magic store.

Until then, here is a great interpretation of the little black dress by Roberto Cavalli. 

Didier Ludot, you are welcome to include it in your next book. In exchange, I need to have full access to  La Petit Robe Noire and get a robe noire of my choosing. Merci beaucoup. You can leave a comment here and we will work out the details. Bisous.

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